The Catenian Association is an international body of
Catholic men from a variety of backgrounds.
Founded in 1908, there are now over eleven thousand members
in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Zambia, Zimbabwe and
Bound by their Catholicism, members of the Association have a
number of objectives:
- To be proudly Catholic and increase the Faith by way of
personal and collective example.
- To foster deep and long lasting Friendship amongst the
members and their families.
- To provide spiritual, financial and moral support for those
in difficulty or need.
- To provide support to the Catholic Clergy.
- To assist young Catholics as they seek their way in early
The Association is structured geographically to enable members
(or 'Brothers' as they are known within the Association) to join collectively in
the practice of their Faith, to enjoy the company of each other and to
collectively support their parishes and the Diocese (as in helping to raise over
£1,000,000 for the Priests' Retirement Fund, for example).
Members belong to 'Circles', of which there are 10 in Province
3 North, which covers North, East and West Yorkshire, including York.
There are monthly meetings, followed by a
buffet, in addition
to a range of other social and spiritual activities, usually involving family
There is an indefinable bond which makes the Association
remarkably different from other organisations and there is a wide range of ages.
Potential Members are invited to get to know the Association
before they make a decision to join.
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